Sandra J Hewett, PhD

Sandra Hewett

Title: Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience

Company: Syracuse University

Location: Syracuse, New York, United States

Sandra J Hewett, PhD, Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience at Syracuse University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Neuroscience.

Dr. Hewett is a research professor who taught for many years with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and now maintains a National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association research lab. She studies molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which post-ischemic inflammation contribute to the progression of the neuronal injury, with a focus on the contribution of astrocytes. In particular, this type of damage follows the occurrence of a stroke, and Dr. Hewett is looking into cellular and molecular regulation of suggested therapeutic targets using cell cultures and animal subjects.

Born in Taunton, Massachusetts to Dennis Furtado and Ann Almeida Simas, Dr. Hewett attended Providence College and earned a PhD from Michigan State University. She became an associate professor with the University of Connecticut in 1996, quickly working her way to her current professorship with Syracuse University. Over the years, her research efforts have been supported with a Donaghue Investigator Grant from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, an arrangement that has continued since 2000.

Dr. Hewett has been recognized with awards from the American Cancer Society and the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, fellowship with the Goho Life Science Foundation in Japan, and a 1999 Travel Award from the Journal of Neurochemistry, where she serves as handling editor. She is a member of the American Society for Neurochemistry. In her free time, Dr. Hewett enjoys travel, motor boating, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her family, namely her husband James Alan Hewett.

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